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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What you can't see are 4 inch deck screws in the 4x4 and the
holes are countersunk 1.5 inches..

Why all the armchair quarterbacking?

This only supports a 100# or so..

Please show me your free jack stands.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Geo-TH,In wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:46:07 08/05/22) What you can't see are 4 inch deck screws in the 4x4 and the
holes are countersunk 1.5 inches..

Why all the armchair quarterbacking?

This only supports a 100# or so..

Please show me your free jack stands.



Geo, it is highly unlikely that anyone will show you a free jack stand. Most people have a concern for safety, and even if we did have one the possibility of our insurance company seeing it is too great a risk. No More Death Machines!!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No tools needed to remove the deck on my old JD tractors.
Just 2 pull pins, move a lever to remove belt tensioner, another leaver in front and slide the deck out.

Can you buy parts for your old Wheel horse?

A friend had a Wheel horse and blew the engine 2x.
He gave up on his..He had a tiller too.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now a question for clarification. Does George have jack stands or is he just using just scrap wood laminated together to make blocking? My jackstands are metal and adjustable (self-contained). I call what he has pictured laminated blocking, serves the safety purpose, but not what one would be getting if buying jackstands at a store. Other opinions?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well you preach cheap all the time and I would not want a 100 or so to land on me with a rube gold burg outfit like that. I would use a single bigger block for your job and not have the risk of it turning over sideways. Other wise I would just pick it up with the telehandler and work from beside it or set it up on blocks. I have lots of blocks around that are from 2x4's to 8x8' and various length from 1 foot to 8 feet or more depending on size of lumber. As for free some times you get what you pay for. 4 inch screws in end grain don't hold much. The reason I was recommending the 1/4 inch bolt clear through so it could pull on both ends and would not cost much different than your screws. Besides what is your health or life worth?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When It comes to jack stands for cars, trucks, and tractors, I won't build them out of wood. I buy 5K jack stands and only use them on Concrete.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Build your jack stands how you see fit.
You haven't posted pics of yours.
I have 3 sets of wood mower jack stands.
They have never failed me. They will last me forever because they are kept inside..

I'll post back if mine ever fails.
I built my first set over 10 years ago.

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You are making a big deal about nothing.
A mower doesn't weigh that much.
There is no reason the mower should fall off my jack stands.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I don't build jack stands. I have purchased several sets of steel jack stands with different ratings. I have solid wood blocking (kept under cover), of assorted sizes to build cribbed stacks with, where the purchased metal jack stands don't work.

I have no doubt what you have put together will hold your mower and as for safety, is far ahead of working with a lawnmower setting on a jack. My point is there is a difference in what one calls a jackstand. When I read your post title, I was expecting to see what you had found for free lawnmower jack stands, something steel and fabricated to be adjustable, not left-over project wood screwed together for what I call dedicated blocking. Different expectations for the term, jackstand.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You do know that in 200 years, those might be unsafe. Wink Nicely done!!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Geo,

Here is what I use 4X8 blocks,

Guido.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Geo-
Gees, what a minor thing for folks to get so fired up about! I havent seen them come after you like this in a while! I like your blocks, particularly the roll guards on the ends. And I know that given the low weight they bear, they will hold up long enough for our kids to build the replacements. Dave
 
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